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Hello! I'm a beginner jewelry maker currently focused on sterling silver/ copper wire wrapped jewelry. This is mostly just a hobby, but I'd eventually like to make enough pieces to sell in local crafts fairs or potentially online. I'm wondering what kind of safety requirements need to be met to do this? For example, I know there are certain regulations regarding lead content in adult/children's jewelry that need to be met. As a beginning artist, how does one show that I'm using safe materials?…See More
Do you consider yourself a professional, student or emerging artist. Are you a gallery, school, organization or guild?
Professional, Emerging Artist
In what area of the metal arts do you work?
silversmith, goldsmith, metalsmith, enamellist, other
Tell us about your education.
I started my education at the Haliburton School of the Arts (Fleming College) in Haliburton Ontario where I fell in love with metal. I then moved on to Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario where I participated in the Jewellery and Metals and Goldsmithing and Silversmithing courses.
I have had further training through the expertise of the jewellers at O.R. Steadman and Son (Thorold, ON) and through Zalecorp.
Share some of your career highlights or goals.
I have since moved on as a Restyle Jeweller for Zalecorp (People's, Mappin's, Zales and Gordon's). I was paired up with their best jewellers who taught me things no other school could regarding stone setting and tips and tricks with speed and technique. I have been all over eastern Canada and some of the US honing my craft and making a difference with each customer. It's a great feeling when you become a part of someone's life by changing or creating the perfect piece for them.
I currently am residing in Calgary, AB, where I hope to expand my possibilities as a part of a local store, and I hope to open my own gallery/shop in the future.